"Localization using neural networks in wireless sensor networks",A. Shareef, Y. Zhu and M. Musavi, Proceedings of ACM First International Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications (Mobileware), Innsbruck, Austria, Februray 12-15, 2008

Noisy distance measurements are a pervasive problem in localization in wireless sensor networks. Neural networks are not commonly used in localization, however, our experiments in this paper indicate neural networks are a viable option for solving localization problems. In this paper we qualitatively compare the performance of three different families of neural networks: Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP), Radial Basis Function (RBF), and Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN). The performance of these networks will also be compared with two variants of the Kalman Filter which are traditionally used for localization. The resource requirements in term of computational and memory resources will also be compared. In this paper, we show that the RBF neural network has the best accuracy in localizing, however it also has the worst computational and memory resource requirements. The MLP neural network, on the other hand, has the best computational and memory resource requirements.

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author = {Ali Shareef and Yifeng Zhu and Mohamad Musavi},
title = {Localization using neural networks in wireless sensor networks},
booktitle = {{MOBILWARE'08}: Proceedings of the 1st international conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications},
year = {2007},
isbn = {978-1-59593-984-5},
pages = {1--7},
location = {Innsbruck, Austria},
publisher = {ICST (Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering)},
address = {ICST, Brussels, Belgium, Belgium},

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